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lam in i am in singapore. the headlines. president trump says he will impose steep import tariffs on steel and aluminium ina steep import tariffs on steel and aluminium in a move likely to provoke a backlash from china. boko haram strikes again, kidnapping over a hundred schoolgirls in nigeria. now nearly a fortnight on, i would miss accounts start to emerge. i am kasia madera in london. . we travelled to nashville and did to meet the woman to meet the women taken on the... hoping for oscar glory. the profoundly deaf start will be on the red carpet this weekend. live from our studios in singapore, and london, this is bbc world news play. it is newsday. good
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morning. it is sam here in singapore. midnight in london and at 7pm in washington. whether president set it trade as it says the us will impose tough ta riffs says the us will impose tough tariffs on steel and aluminium imports 60. up to on steel and the response, uses the mood appears to be... canada called it an accessible in china, the main target of guitars said they would retaliate. our correspondent has more from washington. the derelict steel mills of america's old industrial heartland provided a seed that... he wouldn't have won the presidency had it not for the support he received from the rest. the promise he gave to take us manufacturers from cheap imports, evenif manufacturers from cheap imports, even if it meant sparking a global trade war, echoed through these
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empty plants. during his first term in office, he didn't erected the kind of protectionist barriers he promised. today came his most controversial trade move yet. meeting with industry leaders, he announced a big tariffs on foreign steel and aluminium. it has been allowed to go on for decades is disgraceful. it is disgraceful. it comes to a time where our country can't make aluminium and steel, and somebody said it before and i will tell you, you almost don't have much ofa tell you, you almost don't have much of a country. without steel, and aluminium, the country is not the same. chinese is still only accounts for a small proportion of us imports, but the massive expansion of its industry has produced a global... driving down prices of which has angered the president. mr donald] which has angered the president. mr donald j trump. which has angered the president. mr donald] trump. much of his america first rhetoric has been directed against a beijing. we can't continue to allow china to rape our country
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and that is what they're doing. it is the greatest theft in the history of the world. there has artie been a fierce international reactant. the european commission warning tonight of countermeasures in response to what he called a blatant intervention to protect us industry. on capitol hill, too, raised eyebrows from senior republicans. free traders, who have long believed liberalize global commerce is good for the american economy. kearse savvy trade war helped a sell—off on wall street. donald trump is invoking a cold war era measure, not seen since the reagan years. which allows us presence to impose tariffs in the interest of national security. the fear is it could spark a 21st century global trade war which damages every economy. the bbc‘s chris buckler told us more about the promises that president trump made on the campaign trail
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that led to this announcement. on that led to this announcement. on that campaign, donald trump said time and time again it was america first and he raised particularly the plight of american steelworkers and their is absently no doubt that this is an industry that has suffered and there are many who are around him demanding some sum of action. today, we got that. it is probably worth mentioning, of course, the details of exactly what is planned here, the protectionist policy, has not been formally announced. the president himself has talked about these ta riffs himself has talked about these tariffs for both steel and aluminium, but how it will work is something we haven't really gotten the details of and i was in a white house meeting today, some interest could not be given. for example, will exemptions in this? is an issue that divided the white. there are rates on either side having a conversation saying this could potentially be a bad thing. it could trigger a trade war and others in saying this is what was promised and
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also, we have to look after america's interest. there are problems with outlook this and you hear those differing accounts inside the white house. donald trump hears them to. the president, as you clearly made the point there, did say he was going to take action and action he's taking. we are already getting reaction on the markets, the us markets not really liking it. they closed down. is, dowjones is down about i.7%. you can understand why. america, as it is, imports a huge amount of steel. much more than it actually exports. businesses are reliant on that steel. they needed that steel in order to keep on carrying us to do business. there are industries that are worried about this. how you try to look at this policy is something that you have to do from a global context, as well. you saw the response from europe and china today. saying that they would take retaliatory action and canada said these tariffs were completely
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unacceptable. this is an issue that will put america up against some of the other countries, particularly if there are no exemptions. chris buckler they're putting the president's announcement into context. we've had a dramatic week in the brexit negotiations. on friday, we are expecting another crucial development when the british prime minister theresa may makes a major speech setting out the government's latest position on the uk's future relationship with the european union. on thursday, in a meeting the council resident donald tusk, she repeated the european union's draft withdrawal treaty is unacceptable and a number of tuna and other former prime minister voiced his concerns about the process. tony blair echoing calls for a second referendum. brexit is momentous and life—changing for britain. the british people should be given a final say on whatever deal is negotiated. if they are allowed that say, then brexit can be averted. and
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i. say, then brexit can be averted. and i, and many others, will work passionately for that outcome. china has reacted angrily to a us senate bill that encourages closer ties between america and taiwan. the legislation, which now only needs president trump cosmic signature to become law, gives the approval for official visits between washington and taipei. as at the moment, the us restricts this kind of change to avoid setting beijing. g avreiidisetting bei'ingr. the netti; who evreiidisetting bei'ingr. the netti; who attended giggles-eeigéfteimfffihvufé~ ~ their 1 ' giggles-eeigéfteimfffihvufé~ ~ theiri home. i giggles-eeigéfteimfffihvufé~ ~ theiriigf'if home. south the is to jifffl” ”'.""'”" h" l" the is to erase 7: a" f the is to erase the h" 3 media says the aim is to erase the woman's memories of their stay in the far richer south korea. the government said more than 6000 dollars hosting the]udas. they stayed at the 4—star hotel during the three weeks the south. tee—mac during the leg games. the american evangelist that died at
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the age of 99, billy graham, will be buried later on friday. his cast get elected the us capitol in washington where his body has been lying in state. he's is only the fourth private citizen to be given this very rare tribute. the funeral will be held in his hometown of charlotte, north carolina, by the time that he retired in 2001 ten vac and 2005, billy graham will have said to have patient percent to 2000 210 million people. —— in 2005. willa woman to finally create history in india's northeastern state by entering its elected assembly? this person is one of only five women contestants for the upcoming elections. there are 60 seats in the assembly and unlike most states in india, this one has been granted a state of economy. it is patriarchal and customs and
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tradition don't allow women to enter politics. bbc team travelled the remote village on the screen she meets her and to hear her story. a man is cooking at home and we have come to see that he is cooking. oh, my god, your husband cooks? the things that the husband is not is was stew cook —— they think he is supposed to cook. i have to break this barrier and penetrate and penetrate and make sure that there isa penetrate and make sure that there is a way and there is hope. when i see other states in india, women doing very well in politics. with chief ministers, president of political parties. i feel sad when i look at the nagaland. nagaland also be one of them. the first general election in nagaland was in1961i. today, election in nagaland was in 1964. today, we are in 2018 and not a single woman is elected in the 60
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house. i think women can make a lot of difference because i see women have integrated. women are hard—working have integrated. women are ha rd—working and honest have integrated. women are hard—working and honest and i know that they will get the job done. outsider coming here looking at nagaland women think that it is so and depressing. when you actually looked at them, you will know that a lot of women are allowed to decide. they're not allowed to make policymaking. women were happy, but iam policymaking. women were happy, but i am contesting. —— women were happy that i am contesting. even today, i faced stiff opposition from male groups, especially leaders, because that they think that women should not be in politics. they think that women cannot fight. i think they feel insecure. they feel threatened by women standing for election. we deserved more... from men, from
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society. we want acceptance, actually. mejoining politics is not actually. mejoining politics is not a fight between men and women. i am asking them that together we can make a lot of difference. a lot of women know that whatever is happening to her is not right. but she's not brave enough to speak out. she is not brave enough to say, ok, this is what i want. i wanted to tell them to be brave because we have a future. you're watching you stay on the bbc. so to come on the programme. the thai prime minister has promised that general elections will be held no later than february next year. but will they? also coming up on the programme,... also coming up on the programme,... a film about a profoundly deaf and 6—year—old that's making big noise ahead of the oscars.
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first, the plates slid off the restau ra nt ta bles, first, the plates slid off the restaurant tables, then suddenly, the tables, the chairs, and people pressed sideways and downwards. it was just a matter of seconds as the ferry lurched onto side. force dwarfed that of a bomb dropped on kashima. i've heard the news were you here. two earlier. —— earlier. the rights of these marches and the rights of the citizens of the united states and they should be protected, even in the right to test them out so even in the right to test them out so that they don't get their heads broken and are centred to hospitals. this religious controversy, i know you don't want to say too much, but is it where it's going to get bigger when you... ? it worries me, yes. i hope it will be all right end of the day.
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what a mac. you're watching newsday on the bbc. i am in singapore. and i am kasia madera in london. our customers. president trump says he'll impose steep import tariffs on steel and aluminium, in a move likely to provoke a backlash from china. boko haram strikes again kidnapping over a hundred schoolgirls in nigeria. they were taken twelve days ago in what the president describes as a ‘national disaster‘. let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. the japan times reports the south korean president has revived the comfort women dispute after reaching a deal under the previous administration. meenjee~in has arsed tokyfi to ectj and reconciliation, the paper says, and acknowledge that south korean women were forced to provide sex for]apanese troops
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during world war two. the china daily reports that china is to continue offering economic and technological assistance to the pacific island nation of tonga. president xi ]inping says the country will do this without imposing political conditions. he is pictured with the king of tonga, who is on a state visit to china. and both the bangkok post and the gulf news have a story about an assassination attempt on queen elizabeth. the gulf news says official documents, published thursday, reveal for the first time that a teenager tried to fire a shot at the queen, when she visited new zealand in1981. those are the neighbours. —— the papers. now, what stories are sparking discussions online? mariko, the freezing weather has got people talking across europe. notjust talking,
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not just talking, but notjust talking, but complaining. icy blizzards are continuing to cause travel chaos. winds from siberia have brought the coldest temperatures to the continent for years. the cold snap's been given various nicknames. in britain, it's "the beast from the east", the dutch are calling it the "siberian bear" and sweden has gone for the "snow cannon". the wings are so strong am not surprised. but whatever you call it— its still very, very cold. it's now 12 days since 110 school girls in nigeria were kidnapped from their school by boko haram militants. their fate remains unknown and parents are facing an agonising wait for any news. it's already raising uncomfortable comparisons with the kidnap of hundreds of nigerian girls from chibok four years ago. the bbc‘s stephanie hegarty has visited the school in daap—chee to meet the families of some of the missing.
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here's her report. this is where fatima ran when the militants attacked her school. it was 7pm and she was in her dormitory. they were just about to eat their dinner when they heard gunshots. translation: one of our teachers told us to come out. we saw bullets flying in the air, like fire. there was confusion all over the school, students screaming and rushing towards the gate. but the gate was locked. this is the path many people took when they try to get away. you can see some of their discarded sandals. they are littered all along this path here. then we saw the militants' trucks, and they were shooting and calling ——then we saw the militants' trucks, and they were shooting and calling us to get into the trucks.
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they were pretending they would help us. during the attack, fatima managed to run away from the militants twice, but she was with her best friend, zara, when they were attacked and they got separated. she says five of her closest friends are missing. this is zara, she is 14. this she said business was her favourite subject. yes, business. her sister is 25 and went to the same school. translation: she was close to zara. it was three days before the government admitted that there had been a kidnapping. last week, the authorities claimed the girls had been rescued, then they said that claim was false. for zara's mum, that was the hardest moment. nigeria's president has said that the military and air force are searching for the girls, but the parents are not reassured.
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translation: in this school, there are no children of government officials. the only students are the daughters of poor people. now the school is eerily quiet, sandals discarded by running children littering its paths. the scene is chillingly similar to the aftermath of the kidnapping of the schoolgirls in chibok in 2014. it was three years before most of them were released, and over 100 of them are still missing. the parents of dapchi are afraid they will also wait years to see their children again. the thai prime minister has promised that general elections will be held no later than february next year. the former army chief seized power in may 2014 after a period of political unrest, pledging to restore stability before bringing back representative government. but the time—line for the next general election has been postponed repeatedly.
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new parties are supposed to be able to register from friday, which has stoked expectations of an end to the ban on political activity. our correspondent]onathan head is in bangkok and joins me now. so, is it safe to say that this political scene might be returning to normal after four years of military were? i think this is an important stage, inevitably. the government has committed to the state for new parties to register. ina state for new parties to register. in a month's state for new parties to register. in a months time, the existing large parties who don't want to revise their names will then have to start their process. they've been getting quite an onerous task of having to reach out to all of their members to confirm that they are still members of the party. this is seen very much in the overall objective of the new election regulations, which seemed to be the military trying to boost smaller parties and we can the traditional larger parties coming together, of
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course, the party led, or dominated by the former prime minister, which has won all previous elections. but that the military ousted. that seems to be the party targeted to begin. what we will be interested with the new parties which are simply provided their names and logos, there will be a month which they will be screened by the election commission. we are expecting 20—32 register today, how many of those parties are aimed at possibly being a front for the general to stay on as prime minister? that is a real possibility under the new constitution. that is the lucy at the beginning of activity in the months ahead. it looks likely that the military is aiming for february. no one is sure with all the deadlines we have had, is see how much people... what kind of forces lined up behind the general and are sympathetic to him. and how well the other party does. indeed, whether it ends up being dissolved or banned.
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you have to remember one of the main objectives of the leaders was to drive the person's family. but what we can tell is that his party, even though he was in exile, he has outstanding charges against him, his party still has a chance of doing very well in the election and it may well be the dominant party after the election takes place. this sunday, the red carpet in hollywood will be packed with stars all hoping to go home with an oscar. among them will be maisie sly, a deaf six—year—old who has the lead role in the british drama "the silent child". it's a short film that highlights how sign language can change lives. and that's certainly true in maisie's case. our entertainment correspondent colin paterson reports. it's a story so happy it could be the plot of a hollywood film.
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maisie sly had never even acted before her parents were told about film—makers looking for a profoundly deaf girl to star in their film, the silent child. and now, here are the nominees for best live action short film. this is the moment in]anuary when the team gathered to find out if they had been nominated for an oscar. my nephew emmett. the silent child. cheering yes! and so, this week, they reunited at heathrow... hello, welcome on board. and headed to los angeles. most people prepare for the oscars by meeting stylists and planning acceptance speeches.
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maisie's schedule has been rather different. welcome to hollywood! although she is having to get used to people recognising her. i saw her on television, just last week. they say she's nominated. do you think she'll be able to get a job one day? rachel shenton wrote and starred in the silent child. she learned sign language after her own father lost his hearing. the nomination means that ultimately, now, we are in over 600 cinemas in the us, which is huge for us as a short film. and it's really important for the subject, which is obviously deafness, and shining a much—needed light on access to education for deaf children. there's meryl streep. her former hollyoaks co—star chris overton directed the film and, at a lunch for all the nominees, they got to meet one of his heroes. steven spielberg was in between me and rachel. and the person taking the photo said, oh, can we move,
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because the light's not good. so we were ordering spielberg around! oh, an oscar! now all that remains is to find out if there will be a hollywood happy ending. on sunday night, maisie could get her hands on a real one of these. colin paterson, bbc news, los angeles. let's hope she does. pushing a string or a little girl. we will have extended very special coverage of the oscars across the bbc. dojoin us very special coverage of the oscars across the bbc. do join us for that this weekend and also a full list of nominees on our website. you have been watching newsday, stay with us. i will be back with business news. we'll be looking at how markets reacted to president trump's comments to slap steep import tariffs on steel on aluminium. and before we go, let's take a look at these pictures. some fantastic images. ]ust some fantastic images. just in case...
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if you have a few milion to spare, andy warhol's iconic self portraits are up for sale at auction in london. the pop artist's six works, painted a year before his death in 1987, are expected to fetch between 22 and $30 million at christie's. the auction house, not for the faint hearted. warhol, who was of course most famous for his screen prints completed these variations of his "fright wig" portraits in 1986. so if you have a few in your park it, check that out. former rigaud in singapore and for me and the whole team, thank you very much for watching. —— for mariko. hello there. we've seen some really
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treacherous conditions quite widely across the uk. seems like this, as a result of the heavy snow earlier on. we had this red warning from the met office in the southwest and part of wales. we still have some warnings of force her to come as we head into the morning. across northern ireland, across scotland and even to the central part in the northeast of england, frequent snow showers. around here, those points expire at ten o'clock. expiring a little earlier, perhaps this amber warning further south for missing the focus of some very silly weather noticeably across hampshire. that snow due to storm, which is pushed his way to the north. the cold air, the beast from the east, that east wind. threading away from the southwest and perhaps things will be quite so bad as we get to the end of the night. it will be cold, not as cold, because there is a good deal of cloud around. we shall be strong easterly winds. there is the fact of more snow on friday. we had the snow showers across scotland, across the
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northeast of england winning the central belt. some still threatens northern ireland we could see some more snow arriving upper crust southern parts of england and into wells, especially in the afternoon. how quickly? out by the? and how it moves north? still some uncertainty. ——... we saw some bidders is silly with. and yet on the effect of the wind, this is what it will feel like. another cold day to come up but things will slowly change over the weekend. instead of that bitter easterly wind, we will start to push up easterly wind, we will start to push up something more from the south. this is certainly less cold air and eventual percolate its way north but slowly but surely over the next few days. to some cold winds for the of the uk. still some snow showers around here, get off the north sea. we may have a lot of cloud and further south, as well. the most part, it will be dry, but so late that every perhaps coming into southernmost counties. a type of some snow. a very messy picture for
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saturday. winds easing down. the charges would be quite so low. still be that the some icy conditions and passes snow moving northwards overnight. to the south of that, we may see some rain and perhaps some fleeting snow mixed in there but is not as cold. it is not going to be as... temperatures rising in and across scotland. temperatures will be as low as recently. we are gradually going to lose that really cold easterly wind. it was typical for most of us as we can, but not as cold. so the risk of rain. and snow. hello, i'm here with bbc news. president trump says he will impose steep import tariffs on steel and aluminium, ina steep import tariffs on steel and aluminium, in a move likely to provoke a backlash from canada. canada, which is the biggest exporter of steel to the us, it says it is unacceptable, others —— other countries say it is —— it will start a wage war. it has been more than a
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week since the teenagers were taken by boca her on militants. the story is turning on bbc .com, that deep freeze continues across europe, continuing chaos. the siberian weather system has brought the cold est weather system has brought the coldest temperatures of the continent in years, earning at several nicknames, including the beast from the east. that is all from me, stay with us on bbc news. ]ust from me, stay with us on bbc news. just after half past midnight here on bbc news, it is time for hardtalk.
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